Elodie Barnes is a writer and editor based between North East England and North Wales. Her often-surreal writing is born at the edges of nature, mythology, trauma and the body, and is published regularly in online and print journals. She has been featured in the Best Small Fictions 2022 anthology published by Sonder Press, the Wigleaf Top 50 Longlist 2022, and is one winner of the Sundog Lit Collaboration Prize 2020.
Elodie is Books and Creative Writing editor at Lucy Writers Platform, and is also a co-facilitator of What the Water Gave Us, an Arts Council England funded anthology project for emerging women writers from migrant backgrounds, in collaboration with Lucy Writers, Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge, The Ruppin Agency, and Takeaway Press (publication 2023).
Find her online at elodierosebarnes.weebly.com, or on Instagram @elodierosebarnes.
Elodie Barnes talks to poet, translator, and writer, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, about her revisioning of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali, mystical poetry, transformation and translation, and writing as an act of devotion.
Elodie Barnes talks to Emily Cooper about her debut collection Glass: poems which shift and reflect on the ideas of home as architectural space, home as memory space, permanence, impermanence, and the ‘ownership’ of stories.
A secondhand book found in Paris takes Elodie Rose Barnes on a curious foray into the fantastical Studio Manassé, a portraiture business that specialised in glamorously surreal and, at times, problematic photographs of women.
In her new book, Katherine Angel explores the nuances and complexities of consent, female desire, and vulnerability in a post #MeToo world, and asks whether explicit consent really does make sex good again.
Elodie Rose Barnes talks to author, performer and singer, Rosie Garland, about discovering the magic of words as a child, being an outsider, the importance of reading poetry out loud and the feminist gothic found in her novels.